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龍神 RYUJIN, the new original kaiju to battle GODZILLA in GODZILLA HERITAGE. zBrush.
This was based on a contest winning design by BrianDR :iconbriandr: seen here: Godzilla Heritage: Ryujin by BrianDR

3D MODEL HERE.

RYUJIN 
Typhonosaurus Magnus 

Year Discovered: 1957

Length: 140 meters (estimated)

Weight: Unknown 

Status: Unknown, 1 live specimen photographed. 

Brief Overview: 

Remains bearing similarities to Ryujin were dredged up offshore in the Marshall Islands as part of the Yamane Expedition in 1957. The scientific expedition, led by Japan's Kyohei Yamane, sought to shed light on the mysterious giant creatures that were continuing to appear in the Pacific and Japan with increasing frequency. The age of the various remains were decades old, with some as recent as three years prior to the expedition. The researchers named the species “Ryujin” or “Dragon God.” It was also observed that Ryujin’s species shared anatomical features similar to Godzilla‘s, leading some researchers to speculate that Ryujin may be a distant relative. As no biological samples of Godzilla have ever been collected, the connections remain theoretical. 

Due to the H-Bomb tests in the area that affected Godzilla, Anguirus and Kameobas, it was assumed possible that Ryujin’s species could have been affected as well, if there were any surviving members. The species was given the binomial name of 'Typhonosaurus Magnus' after the mythological monster Typhon, the father of all monsters. 

The species was believed to be extinct, although ships continued to disappear in the pacific for decades in attacks that did not fit the profiles of other Superfauna. On September 7th, 1988, the Canadian science vessel, CCGS John P. Tully disappeared in the pacific ocean east of the Marianas Islands during a research mission. The vessel reported Superfauna activity in the area before contact was lost. A United Nations naval task force was sent to the area and eventually rescued 3 of the 20-man crew on a surviving life boat. The attacking Superfauna was not located. One of the crew managed to save the photographs taken by the undersea cameras on board the Tully. The images provided the first images of possibly the only living member of the Ryujin species before and during its attacks on the vessel.

The ship’s wreckage and photos provided new insight into the species, such as the superfauna’s size. Ryujin was much larger than the remains of the species discovered in the 1957 and pieces of the Tully recovered exhibited radioactivity, confirming the Yamane Expedition’s hypothesis. Analysis also shed light on its hunting habits when attacking the ship and revealed that the species exhibits bioluminescence along its body and inside of its mouth, suggesting a deep-sea lifestyle. 

Despite efforts to locate the Superfauna in the decades since, The John P. Tully Incident remains the only live sighting of Ryujin to date.
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Evodolka Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
this looks fantastic :la:
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dopepope Featured By Owner May 15, 2017
: )
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Evodolka Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
:D
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TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
What's 'Godzilla Heritage'? I get that it's a fan work, but how come I never heard of it until now.
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dopepope Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Dunno why you havent heard about it. If you frequent any kaiju fandoms, you couldn't have missed it. If you're just a casual fan, then it's easy to overlook. Google it to know more. 
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TheTruePsychopath Featured By Owner May 4, 2017
Google? Ain't nobody got time fo' dat!







(I actually already googled and saw that the kickstarter failed :/ )
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Kaih-The-Eradictor Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017  New Deviant
Amazing, I enjoy seeing  people put actual effort in art, especially Deviant Art. Again Amazing. Your gallery is amazing, your art in general is amazing. Just wow.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2017
Thank you! Very nice of you. 
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RevengeIrys Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017  Professional Filmographer
So excited to see the fan film!

(will you make a Bagan Zbrush?)
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dopepope Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2017
I already have a version of Bagan in my gallery. 
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RevengeIrys Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017  Professional Filmographer
Saw it,it was AMAZING.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2017
: )
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taytayisawesome Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Is this not the monster in archeage? It looks awesome though :)
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dopepope Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
No. It's not that. Thanks. 
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hhunter101 Featured By Owner Edited Jan 7, 2017
hope this movie come's out soon!
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Mario013 Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey spinocroc123 check this out!
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spinocroc123 Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've actually seen it a lot but it does resemble my own FC a lot lol!
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ZaubererbruderASP Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This looks like something out of my brain O.o
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kaijuzord Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
You say Ryujin's Length is (estimated) 140 meters, but what about it's height? Other than that Great job!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
Hmm. Dunno. I can't imagine it being more than roughly 30 meters at its lowest to highest point. 
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BrianDR Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I know I emailed you guys about it, but again, really nice work guys! I was super stoked my entry won the competition. You really brought Ryujin to life!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2015
Oh thank you. I was wondering what you thought. So happy you like it! 
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BrianDR Featured By Owner Edited Aug 31, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh well I'd have complimented your work sooner, but I assumed Greg had shared my emails where I talked about how much I loved how it turned out! :) I like how you captured the fins particularly -- they look like they're more closely evolving into arms and legs, showing the link to Godzilla I had imagined. I also like how you can see the beginnings of the Heritage Goji's dorsal spikes peaking out of the back "fins"... which are in rows of the three like Godzilla. Also the face much more closely resembles Heritage Goji than my concept -- which I really like. The bioluminescence was a nice flair. Looking at it, I imagine its a precursor the way Godzilla's dorsal spikes would light up before an atomic blast -- was that your idea, or it simply to see in the depths? Awesome job again, man. You're extremely talented
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2015
Once again, thanks so much for your comments. Greg and I definitely had conversations about all of those details, and kept those conversations going thru each draft of the development. It was his idea to have some kind of bioluminescence. 
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HUBLERDON Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks like a Mosasaur!
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buhobotija Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
great job!
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
thank you : )
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lxblack Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Dude this is awesome.
How do I get one of one of my kaiju OCs?
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
Note me if you want to commission me for that. 
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lxblack Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
only if you take Points.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
I do not. 
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lxblack Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
alright. I just cant activate a paypal due to a problem with my card.
I guess I'll come back when I can
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015
I understand. I can't really use points tho. I'm always here, so when you're ready, hit me up. Thanks. 
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lxblack Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
you're welcome
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WXKO Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015   Digital Artist
Super Cool Bro! You nailed it :D 
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Tyvm
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Macrinso Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Student General Artist
coolzies
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
lol
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joshpurple Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Really DIG the way the lighting and color came out :winner:  !  And brilliant modeling, form, detail = :w00t: !
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Thanks you very much, Josh. 
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gojira387 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
oooohh pretty....
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KaijuKing25 Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Another amazing piece! This has to be one of my favorites, as I'm a sucker for Crocodiles or alligators.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015
Glad u like it. Thanks. 
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GARAYANN Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
As epic as ever!
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spi3000 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
Even though this is going to a fan film, the way you make it seems heavily inspired by Pacific Rim.
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
I can see why one might think that, but PacRim wasn't on my mind when making this. I do love it tho. 
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Wynterhawke07 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Wow.
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Shin-Ben Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Damn!
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JacobSpencerKaiju79 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015   Traditional Artist
He looks very awesome
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dopepope Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2015
thanks ! 
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